Jingo is something of a drifter who lives on money from his parents, part-time employment as a market researcher, and fantasies of being a writer. After a moment of rash bravery - standing up to a bully of a policeman - he finds himself forced to lie low for a while. Hiding out in the underbelly of the city slums and escaping into memories of the past, Jingo recalls his cosseted childhood as the apple of his mother's eye and - sometimes - the bane of his father's existence; the loss of his older brother (who died before Jingo was born); his days at school and college; his long-standing and destructive relationship with Cris, a middle-class East Indian girl, and the woman he once thought the love of his life. But as past and present collide - and collude - to force Jingo to consider his life so far, he realises he must decide what he wants before it is too late.
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Cyrus Mistry published his first short story in 1976. Since then, he has written various plays, short film scripts and several documentaries. He has also worked as a journalist, and joined the Indian Express as sub-editor in the early 1980s. He lives in Kodaikanal in South India. This is his first novel.
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